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Indian envoy hold talks with top Chinese think-tank

Press Trust of India  |  Beijing 

Indian to today held talks with a state-run Chinese strategic think-tank on improving Sino-relations which were strained following a 73-day standoff at Dokalam.

Bambawale met with Wu Hailong, of (CPIFA), in Beijing, the here tweeted.

The CPIFA focuses on people-to-people diplomacy.

"They had candid discussions about India-bilateral relations and enhancing mutual exchanges," it said.

Since he took over charge in November last, Bambawale has been interacting with Chinese state-run top think-tanks on the improvement of India-relations affected by a host of issues including last years standoff at Doklam.

In January, Bambawale visited and participated in a roundtable discussion with Chinese scholars on the 'Prospects of India-China relations'.

State sponsored think-tanks play influential role in China shaping its foreign policy.

After the 73-day standoff at Dokalam which was resolved on August 28 last year both the countries have stepped up contacts to revive the ties.

Last year marked a new low in India-China ties with issues like China-Economic Corridor (CPEC) being laid through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, China's repeated attempts to block India's bid join the and efforts to get of the leader, Massood Azhar designated as terrorist by the UN.

The two countries have been holding a series of meeting at various levels to reset the relations.

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First Published: Thu, March 08 2018. 20:35 IST